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Vanessa Carlton Dog Attack - Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Dog Charge

Jul 11, 2010

Dog Tales - 1970s Wonder Woman beauty Lynda Carter's dog received a ticket, charged with barking too loudly and offending a neighbor in an affluent suburb of Washington, DC.
Vanessa Carlton Dog Attack.
Vanessa Carlton Dog Attack.

The neighbor complained loudly enough to get the case to court, however a judge tossed the charge against Carter's dog, citing insufficient evidence.


Another dog tale with a bit more serious angle, a canine accused of viciously attacking singer Vanessa Carlton has just escaped a death sentence - after the pooch's owner proved the bite wound didn't match up with a mould of the dog's teeth.

The exonerated pit-bull puppy Bella was just nine months old when she was accused of biting Carlton while she was jogging near her father's home in north-eastern Pennsylvania on May 2.


Dad Ed Carlton told the Scranton Times-Tribune at the time that a pit bull somehow managed to sneak past an electrified enclosure and bite his daughter in the leg as she was out for a run in her hometown of Shohola, about 160km north of Philadelphia. Carlton, 29, suffered five puncture wounds and was treated at a local hospital, according to reports at the time.

But now in a trial that was like an episode of the hit crime show CSI, Bella's owner argued that there was no way that the canine could have carried out the attack.


The owner brought several forensic experts into court - including specialists in dog behavior and canine dentistry - to back up her story and prove the bite marks did not match.

According to, the experts paid off and the judge ruled that Bella could move back in with her owner instead of being put down. Carlton - who attended the six-hour trial in person - had no comment after the case.

(Image: Splash News)

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